Christina Erl Real Estate Blog

Staging vs Decorating 

(August 03, 2017, posted in Selling)

Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Not really.. whereas hiring a decorator and decorating is typically a very personalized endeavour, staging is... read more.

July 2017 Market Update

(August 01, 2017, posted in Market Update)

Home buyer activity returned to more typical summer levels in Metro Vancouver last month.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,960 in July 2017, an 8.2 per cent decrease from the 3,226 sales recorded in July 2016, and a decrease of 24 per cent compared to June 2017 when 3,893 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 0.7 per ce... read more.

Where Not to Cut Corners in a Kitchen Reno

(July 31, 2017, posted in Home Improvement)

The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid:

Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to... read more.

NEW North Vancouver Townhouses Excite Homebuyers

(July 27, 2017, posted in New Development Presales)

A new boutique townhome community located in Lower Lonsdale/Moodyville, North Vancouver is to far off as sales have begun!  And do these design specs not look simply AMAZING?! 

Only 8 homes are available in this exclusive new community .. but what's even more amazing is that some of them have double garages and full lock-out suites so for those of us who need a mortgage helper, it doesn't get better... read more.

What Affects Your Property Value?

(July 27, 2017, posted in Home Improvement)

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you may have not have realized can affect property values...

The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has a Strata that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for th... read more.